Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 24th Feb - "Silk Stockings"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 24th February at 9 p.m. will feature a 60th Anniversary tribute to Cole Porter's Silk Stockings, (suggested by Ninotchka by Melchior Lengyel), from the original 1955 Broadway cast recording starring Hildergarde Neff and Don Ameche, with Gretchen Wyler, Leon Belasco, Henry Lascoe and David Opatoshu.

This will be preceded by a 'live' telephone introduction to the musical from New York-based theatre critic and Internet columnist - Peter Filichia.

And will be followed by additional songs written by Cole Porter for the film version, plus alternate versions and orchestral tracks from the 1957 MGM film soundtrack recording featuring Fred Astaire, Carol Richards (dubbing for Cyd Charisse), Janis Paige, Jules Munshin, Joseph Buloff and Peter Lorre.